Delicious! I tried this because I wanted to bring a brussels sprouts dish to a friend's for Thanksgiving, and didn't want to commandeer her oven. As I guessed, it's GREAT at room temperature; just add the bacon right before serving.
We love brussels sprouts, and this is a very good way to serve them. And quick too! I realized as we sat down to eat that I actually forgot to make this dish. But since I could whip the sauce (thanks to Whole Foods bacon bits) together in the 3 minutes it took the sprouts to steam in the microwave, voila! I used roasted walnut oil and it went well with these flavors also. Yum!
The son who hates brussels sprouts LIKED these! Love the mix of lemon with bacon - the only way these veggies will be served in our home from now on. Thank you for sharing!
Oh of course, given my taste, this is a 5-star. Sweet, salty, sourish, slightly bitter. Oh yes. And the bacon provides the umami 5th flavor. This could be a complete meal for me. :-) But served with Andi of ...'s "The Farm's Fried Ham and Onion Sandwich-Longmeadow Farm"... EXQUISITE.
I am a fan of this *much maligned veggie* + all things easy & make-ahead, so this recipe was almost sure to be a winner for me. I made the recipe as written & loved it for its flavour & easy, make-ahead prep, but admit I took half of it a step further by adding garlic & caramelized onion. I am sure they are great w/rich food, but they can also perk up plain food too. I served them w/baked trout fillets + steamed potatoes, they provided the flavour spark of our meal & the *lemon infusion* was esp good w/a seafood entree. Thx for sharing this sure to be repeated recipe w/us. :-)